Swaggering, thick-lipped Brit Mick Jagger has been the lead singer and (along with guitarist Keith Richards) main songwriter for the consistently popular and influential rock band The Rolling Stones since 1962. His first feature film appearance, in 1969's Sympathy for the Devil, was in the company of the Stones. One year later, Jagger made his solo acting bow in Ned Kelly, in which he was ideally cast as "Australia's Jesse James." Over the next several years, the musician would continually make appearances on screen, in movies like Freejack, Bent, The Man from Elysian Feilds, and the Bank Job.
Biography by Hal Erickson
- Was 7 when he first met Keith Richards---in a sandbox---at Wentworth County Primary School in 1950.
- The two lost touch, but were reunited when they were in their late teens, thanks to a chance meeting at a railway station.
- Formed the Rolling Stones with Richards in the early 1960s; the band performed for the first time at London's Marquee club in July 1962.
- In addition to his extensive work with the Stones, has released a number of solo albums, beginning with She's the Boss in 1985.
- Founded the film-production company Jagged Films in 1995.
- Was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (as a member of the Rolling Stones) in 1989.
- Was knighted in December 2003.